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Twende Mbele – Kavi Pratt for “Make It Kenya”

“Twende Mbele means ‘going forward’, and it’s important for Kenya because I feel we are going so far, and we have so much potential.” “The positivity of the Make it Kenya campaign reflects what I want for my country and why I am happy that the campaign has selected my song, Twende Mbele, as its […]

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Kenya: the land of 68 languages

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A simple but effective tint mixing machine

Who really needs a tint mixing machine when you have a sensibility to colours like this?

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Water in Kenya

Collecting water in Kenya at the border of a water well is also a meaning for gathering together to build up a sense of community

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Et… Voilà

Et… Voil

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Stephen, the shoemaker.

In Watamu everybody knows Stephen, the shoemaker. He has a shop, one of the most appreciated by tourists, on the white road to the beach, where he produces wonderful bags and shoes with his old Singer sewing machine

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Smiling people of Kenya

This is Kenya. People who smile do make history, and that’s why they soon or later get attention. This is our tribute to the smiling people of Kenya

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Where the giraffes are born

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Swahili wall carving and Zidaka

Among the most intriguing architectural elements for those who visit the coast of Kenya for the first time, we can certainly include what might be improperly called wall carving, and decorative wall niches “zidaka”. These elements are mainly found in old Swahili houses in Lamu and more rarely in the houses of Malindi, Watamu and Kilifi. […]

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Nazir’s brass

For the western people, used to choose the desired objects on a brochure, in shops or supermarkets, it seems pretty unusual that to buy a lamp you have to select a pattern in the images of a book, make pencil sketches and then look at the craftsman who will create it. This was the case […]

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Offroad comparison :-)

Sure, transportation in the foreground are more environmentally friendly, and modular too: you can go from 2×2 to 4×4 as needed by your load, but also beyond, if required. They have multiple refill-stations available, they use bio-fuels and are certainly lighter and more fuel-efficient. They do travel on all terrains and do not need spare […]

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